Party and Walk to benefit animals in need

13 years ago

To the editor:

I am writing to let everyone know about two important upcoming fundraising events to benefit the Central Aroostook Humane Society.
These fundraisers will help the shelter continue its wonderful work providing shelter and care for stray, displaced, and unwanted pets.

To start the summer off, the Friends of the Central Aroostook Humane Society will be hosting a “Kick-Off Party” for the annual Paws for the Cause walk on Thursday, June 2, at Freddy P’s bar in Presque Isle from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door and you will receive one free beer with the ticket purchase. There will be a door prize and 50/50 raffle.

This is a great opportunity to get out with friends or co-workers to relax, have a drink, meet new people, enjoy some snacks, and support the Humane Society. You will also be able to preview the great prizes for the winning walk participants, pick up a walk pledge sheets, and learn more about the “Friends” group and the Humane Society.

The Paws for the Cause Walk will be held rain or shine on Saturday, June 18, at the Central Aroostook Humane Society in Presque Isle. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the walk begins at 9:30 a.m.

The walk is one of the best fundraisers for the shelter and is growing every year. I wanted to personally extend this invitation to as many people as possible in hopes that we can make this year another great success.

This is a two-mile group walk starting and ending at the shelter. Participants can collect pledges or register for $5. Pledge sheets available at the shelter.

New this year is a team challenge for local businesses and organizations to make things interesting. The team or organization that collects the most pledges will win a fantastic prize! Team pledge sheets are also available at the shelter.

At the walk there will be face-painting, prizes, a dog wash, and a cookout for all participants to enjoy! This is truly a great event for people of all ages so bring your family and friends, teams, wagons, strollers, and dogs to help support the shelter. Maybe  you don’t have a dog? Come out anyway and walk with a great group of people  working together to support all animals in need! We hope to see you there!

Liz Farley,
friend and director
Central Aroostook Humane Society